November 21, 2006
by Canadian Architect
Construct Canada 2006 will feature the strongest program to date of high-quality information, education and networking that is specifically targeted at the needs and interests of architects and their support teams. The 18th annual Show will be held jointly with HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, Concrete Canada, PM Expo and DesignTrends, from November 29-December 1, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
With a combined attendance of over 23,000, more than 1,200 exhibits, some 500 speakers and 250 seminars, this will be Canada’s largest exposition and educational forum on the building design and construction industry for architects, builders, contractors, designers, developers, engineers and specifiers.
Highlights of the 2006 program focusing on architecture include the following:
Free admission to the 5th annual International Architectural Roundtable on Wednesday, November 29. The focus of the roundtable is “TALL TOWERS: Are they a Necessary Evil for the Evolution and Growth of a City?” Hear Eugene Kohn, James Cheng, Tarek El-Khatib and Ken Yeang discuss this timely and provocative issue. Earn three OAA-directed credits by attending. To save $50 and register for free, please click here.Media sponsor for this event is Canadian Architect magazine.
Earn three more OAA-directed credits by attending an insightful seminar on “Managing Digital Fabrication: Improving the Dialogue of Design from Idea to Manufacture” on Wednesday, November 29. This seminar is also presented by Canadian Architect magazine.
The 4th annual International Interior Design Roundtable will feature five leading US and Canadian professionals discussing the current developments and influences that are shaping the future of interior design.
The National GreenBuilding Conference will offer a strong focus on the most effective strategies for designing and building higher performance and more energy efficient new and existing buildings as well as providing an update on the best practices in the field. This will be the largest conference of its kind in Canada on this subject.
The DesignTrends pavilion and seminar program will provide a strong focus on indoor environments and some of the latest materials and products being used for commercial and residential building interiors.
Over 250 other seminars will examine the latest trends, issues, and strategies related to project design, construction law and risk management, building envelopes, indoor environments, and project delivery and management. Earn self-directed OAA points by attending these informative sessions.
Hundreds of New and Green Products will be featured in the exposition, offering you an opportunity to update yourself on the latest technological innovations.
1,200 exhibits will feature 49 categories of the very latest products, services, systems and technologies related to the design, construction and renovation of all buildings. Free technical updates and hands-on demonstrations will also be offered on the exposition floor.
The Sustainable Condo from Vancouver will be a feature exhibit, illustrating how green technologies, products and systems can be designed to fit today’s condominium construction and design.
To review the overall program, check out the show website at www.constructcanada.com.
As an architect, you will find that Construct Canada 2006 will provide you with a unique opportunity and a considerable amount of information, all in one place at one time. You will be able to make valuable contacts, earn educational credits, and learn about new practices, market information, and innovative technologies that can enhance your business and practice.